Popular Swedish Souvenirs Posted by Katja on Oct 17, 2012 in Culture, Holidays
Going to Sweden soon? What are your expectations? A shopping spree or a walk in the woods? Checking out different pizzeria’s pizza salad? For those of you who have read this blog for a while now probably know more about Sweden than most.
What would you then bring back from Sweden, either out of symbolic value or for maybe purely practical reasons? A famous Swedish invention? Osthyveln. (like the cheese slicer?) A Barba Pappa mug or a mug with Astrid Lindgren’s fictional characters on it? Would you maybe bring home a t-shirt with the warning sign with an elk on it? Varning Älg!
You probably recognize the most common ones like Dalahästarna (the Dala Horses, carved and painted figures). Or the t-shirts saying “I love Stockholm” (Jag älskar Stockholm). Bring home a midsommarstång (midsummer pole) and tell all the people who ask what it is that it actually symbolizes fertility. Suppose most of you can guess the rest 😛
There are quite a few tips, but what have/would you bring home? Are there things that you have brought home from Sweden and given to others that have been very appreciated?